Goodings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Goodings lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The surname was a patronymic surname created for an ancestor of someone named Good. Thus the name means "son of Good." The name Good comes from the Middle English word "gode," meaning "good," in turn from the Old English "go-d," and was a nickname surname, one which originally referred to a characteristic of the person, before evolving into a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the Goodings family

The surname Goodings was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times. The name was Godinc in the Domesday Book.

Early History of the Goodings family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodings research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1250, 1402, 1600, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Goodings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goodings Spelling Variations

Goodings has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Goodings have been found, including Gooding, Goodings, Goodin and others.

Early Notables of the Goodings family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Goodings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Goodings family to Ireland

Some of the Goodings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Goodings migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Goodings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Goodings (post 1700) +

  • Alfred Cecil Goodings, MBE, Director of Textile Research, Ontario Research Foundation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • John M. Goodings, Professor in the Chemistry Department at York University, Ontario, Canada


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/captain-cook


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